Growing Marijuana Podcast
Advantages of growing weed inside
It’s more resource-intensive than growing outdoors, you can control every aspect of your environment and what you put in your plant, so growing inside will enable you to dial in your setup to grow some primo weed.
Live in an apartment or condo or a cottage? You can grow weed practically anywhere, even folks who don’t have a backyard or a great deal of extra space.
Unlike outdoor growing, you aren’t connected to the sun and the seasons. You can let your plants get as huge as you want, turn them into flower, harvest, and then begin another batch right away. You can grow whenever you want, even straight through winter season.
Even in legal states, you might wish to hide your crop from judgmental neighbors and certainly from possible burglars. Growing inside your home allows you to grow discreetly behind a locked door.
Action 1: Designate a cannabis grow room or area
The initial step in setting up your personal cannabis grow is producing an ideal area in which to do it. This space doesn’t even need to be a common space it can be a closet, tent, cabinet, spare room, or a corner in an incomplete basement. Simply remember that you’ll require to customize your equipment (and plants) to fit the space.
… But believe big
When creating your space, you’ll require to consider not just the amount of space your plants will require, but also your lights, ducting, fans, and other equipment. You’ll also need to leave enough space for you to work. Marijuana plants can double in size in the early stages of blooming, so make certain you have appropriate head area!
If your grow room is a cabinet, tent, or closet, you can just open it up and eliminate the plants to work on them; otherwise, you’ll require to make certain you leave yourself some elbow room.
Tidiness is essential
Ensure your space is quickly sterilized; cleanliness is very important when growing inside your home, so easy-to-clean surface areas are a must. Carpets, drapes, and raw wood are all tough to tidy, so prevent these products if possible.
Keep it light-tight
Another important requirement for a grow room is that it be light-tight. Light leaks during dark durations will confuse your plants and can cause them to produce male flowers.
Action 2: Choose your cannabis grow lights
The quality of light in your grow room will be the top environmental consider the quality and quantity of your yield, so it’s a good concept to select the very best lighting setup you can pay for.
Here’s a quick rundown of the most popular kinds of marijuana grow lights utilized for indoor growing.
CONCEALED grow lights
HID (high-intensity discharge) lights are the industry requirement, commonly used for their mix of output, performance, and value. They cost a bit more than incandescent or fluorescent components, however produce even more light per unit of electrical power utilized. Conversely, they are not as efficient as LED lighting, however they cost just one-tenth as much for equivalent units.
The two primary types of HID lamp utilized for growing are:
Metal halide (MH), which produce light that is blue-ish white and are usually utilized during vegetative growth.
High pressure salt (HPS), which produce light that is more on the red-orange end of the spectrum and are used during the flowering stage.
In addition to bulbs, HID lighting setups need a ballast and hood/reflector for each light. Some ballasts are designed for use with either MH or HPS lamps, while numerous more recent styles will run both.
If you can’t pay for both MH and HPS bulbs, begin with HPS as they provide more light per watt. Magnetic ballasts are cheaper than digital ballasts, however run hotter, are less efficient, and harder on your bulbs. Digital ballasts are generally a much better choice, but are more expensive. Be careful of cheap digital ballasts, as they are frequently not well shielded and can produce electromagnetic interference that will impact radio and WiFi signals.
Unless you’re growing in a big, open space with a lot of ventilation, you’ll need air-cooled reflector hoods to mount your lamps in, as HID bulbs produce a lot of heat. This requires ducting and exhaust fans, which will increase your initial cost but make managing the temperature in your grow room much easier.